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Blackbird Vineyards Illustration 2007

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Blackbird Vineyards is located in the heart of Oakville, in the middle of the valley floor.  They have managed to enter the market as a highly coveted brand, and accomplished this around the time that the economy was tanking.  After tasting the wine, and reading a little bit about their story, I can see why. […]

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

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The nose starts out a little shy or subdued, but has pretty classic Napa Cab virtues.  Right after opening it shows crushed raspberry fruits and strong minerality, but starts to open up and show a deeper, richer nose with hints of candied cherries, rhubarb, french bread and herbaciousness. Side note:  It is no surprise that […]

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